Fox host: Ocasio-Cortez's 'brain is as empty as socialism itself'

Fox Business News host Lisa Kennedy said Monday that she enjoys Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOn The Money: Shutdown Day 27 | Trump fires back at Pelosi by canceling her foreign travel | Dems blast 'petty' move | Trump also cancels delegation to Davos | House votes to disapprove of Trump lifting Russia sanction The battle of energy-economic narratives is tainting the Green New Deal Ocasio-Cortez: 'At what point is Fox News obligated to not lie?' MORE's (D-N.Y.) tweets and Instagram livestreams because they show "how empty-headed she really is."

"And her brain is as empty as socialism itself and the ideas that she pushes," she added while hosting the Fox News show "Outnumbered."

Ocasio-Cortez is a self-described democratic socialist. 

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Ocasio-Cortez, who unseated veteran Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the primaries, has become a well-known progressive figure even as an incoming House freshman. She is pushing progressive ideas such as single-payer health-care system, tuition-free public college and a so-called New Green Deal.

Her prominence puts her into the crosshairs of various conservatives.

On Monday, the "Outnumbered" panel discussed Ocasio-Cortez's latest spat with the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpWatchdog group: Trump had over 1,400 conflicts of interest in first two years CNN's Gergen: Trump discouraging next generation from civil service The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump AG pick Barr grilled at hearing | Judge rules against census citizenship question | McConnell blocks second House bill to reopen government MORE  

"I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter last week, after Trump Jr. posted a meme that suggested socialists eat dogs

"Please, keep it coming Jr — it’s definitely a 'very, very large brain' idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month. Have fun!"

Kennedy added Monday that Ocasio-Cortez should stop counter-trolling Trump Jr. and other members of the president's family.

"She needs to revert back to what it was about her that resonated with voters that allowed her to unseat a popular longterm incumbent in a primary," Kennedy said.

"She's gotten away from that and she's bought into her own mystique, which has certainly tarnished a bit in the last few interviews," she added.